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How to Reduce Shockwaves in Quantum Beam Experiments

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Weizmann Institute of Science researchers used aeronautical engineering to devise a simple method of reducing shockwaves and brightening beams. The method was inspired by the similarity of the “skimmers” used in physics experiments to the air...
9-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Young at Heart: Restoring Cardiac Function with a Matrix Molecule

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Shortly after birth, hearts are no longer able to repair damage. Weizmann Institute scientists found a molecule in newborn hearts that appears to control the renewal process, and seems to “unlock” it in adult hearts; this has important...
9-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Brain’s Rejuvenating Cells

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Profs. Michal Schwartz and Ido Amit at the Weizmann Institute of Science have discovered a unique immune cell type whose regulated activation may form the foundation of a future treatment for Alzheimer’s disease
9-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mice Exposed to Prenatal Stress Are Predisposed to Eating Disorders Later in Life

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have found that in utero exposure to stress, then experiencing stressors after birth, can lead to overeating disorders in females. However, the scientists were able to prevent the onset of the...
9-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bread and Health: A Personal Matter

A new study at the Weizmann Institute of Science reveals that there is no difference between the health effects of “wholesome” and white bread – rather, one’s gut microbiome affects individual response.
9-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Weizmann Institute’s New Water-Based, Recyclable Membrane Filters All Types of Nanoparticles

Prof. Boris Rybtchinski has created membranes comprised mostly of water, that self-assemble in water. They can filter out particles based on size, and can be easily disassembled. Crafting nanomaterials that are also sustainable is a major goal of...
18-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rare Genetic Defect May Lead to Cancer Drug

Dr. Ayelet Erez, a doctor and geneticist at the Weizmann Institute of Science, has found that while a lack of the protein citrin slows children’s growth, blocking it in cancer slows tumor growth
18-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Old Cells That Refuse to Die May Lead to Treatments for Age-Related Diseases

The Weizmann Institute of Science’s Dr. Valery Krizhanovsky finds that old cells might be useful after all. Understanding why some “retired” cells do not undergo apoptosis could lead to treatments for old-age-related diseases.
18-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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